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Is Ensemble compatible with Pro Tools?

Ensemble is compatible with Pro Tools 9 and up. It is not compatible with Pro Tools 8 and lower, or Pro Tools LE.  Ensemble can be connected digitally to Avid hardware to work with earlier versions of Pro Tools.

Can I connect my Duet 2, ONE, Symphony I/O or Duet FireWire to iPad?

No. Duet 2, the original ONE Duet FireWire, Symphony I/O and Ensemble are Mac only products and are not supported with iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch.  They simply were not designed with the hardware needed to properly work with these iOS devices. At the time they were developed, the technology required was not available.

Duet for iPad & Mac, ONE for iPad & Mac and Quartet for iPad & Mac were designed specifically for iOS and Mac connectivity.

This required extensive circuit redesign and development to met these criteria:

  • iOS device charging – These products charge iPad (or iOS device) when in use
  • Direct digital connection meeting Apple’s MFi standards
  • Native software control with Apogee Maestro for iOS
  • Apogee sound quality without compromise – (This required adequate power)

These features make Duet for iPad & Mac, ONE for iPad & Mac and Quartet for iPad & Mac truly professional devices designed for iOS recording.

Other audio interfaces without this technology (including Apogee products) can be adapted to connect via Camera kit to iOS devices but they do not offer the same professional performance and features customers should expect from a pro interface.  Examples of these professional features include the ability to charge the iPad, software control of the hardware, and Apple’s MFi certification.

Can I use ONE with my iPad?

ONE is is not officially supported on the iPad platform but users have reported success using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit.
The Camera Connector features a USB interface. Just plug it into the dock connector port on your iPad and attach your ONE using a powered USB Hub.
This is not approved or supported by Apogee at this time for the simple fact that we haven’t had time to test all the USB hubs that might be used.